From the NY Post:
Queens Rep. Joe Crowley is apparently not proud of where he lives — Virginia.
A congressional staffer deleted from Crowley’s Wikipedia page a link to a 2011 New York Post story that revealed how he and his family have settled in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Va., 250 miles from his home district.
The congressman even sends his three kids to Arlington’s nationally renowned public schools, shunning New York City’s educational system, The Post revealed in the 2011 exposé.
The effort to scrub the news article made the BuzzFeed Web site’s list of the “13 more embarrassing Wikipedia edits by congressional staff.”
Veteran GOP consultant Ed Rollins rapped Crowley for trying to delete an unflattering item from his personal history.
“The whole new social media is made for manipulation. At the end of the day, you have to be truthful or you’ll get caught,”said Rollins. “And that’s what happened to Crowley.”
BuzzFeed was able to link congressional staffers to the deletion from Crowley’s Wikipedia page by the IP address associated with the deletion.
House of Representatives offices share the same IP address, making it easy to trace the edits back to Congress — if not to an individual congressional staffer.
Crowley and his congressional aides refused to answer The Post’s questions about his sanitized bio or blame anyone else for the editing.
Many members of Congress move their families to the nation’s capital.
But Crowley’s living arrangement raised eyebrows because of his dual role as the Democratic Party chairman in Queens.
The revelation about Crowley’s long-distance relationship with his district has continued to be a sore subject for the congressman.